In today’s post (and video) I’m sharing some embossing pastes basics. Embossing paste is one of those things that gets lost in the catalogue and it can really create some wonderful backgrounds!
There are some things that I wish I had known before I first attempted playing with embossing paste for the first time. I thought I’d share those with you today.
- Embossing paste doesn’t last forever, even if it’s in a sealed jar. Open it and use it lots. Experiment, play with different ideas, create a variety of backgrounds – use it up within a relatively short period of time. Even if you don’t get cards made with what you’re creating right away. You’ll have some nice backgrounds ready for you when you need to whip up a quick card.
- Cleaning your tools immediately, after every use, helps preserve them. This will help prevent them from getting dried on paste stuck to them. I like to keep a tub of water right next to me when I’m working. As soon as I’m done using any of my tools – they immediately go into the tub until I can get to them to clean.
- Be careful when cleaning and drying your masks (stencils). The more detailed they are, the easier they are to tear or fold which can then affect the way it works in the future.
There are many things that you can do with embossing paste. In this first of a series of videos, I’m sharing just the basics. But be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on additional videos I share with more ideas on what you can do with this fun product!
Have a creative weekend!
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